Life is brief and it is not to be frittered away in sorrow and despair. He encourages us to enjoy our lives in this world, because the universe is itself an expression of the joy of God.
Anything we create or do, is an attempt to make ourselves happy. Now, one attitude to this suffering and evil in the world is to be gloomy, pessimistic, and possess a defeatist outlook.
Laugh till the game is played and be merry till the end. We must not just rejoice but also be dynamic in tackling evil. Yes, the purpose of creation is to make this better and discover happiness.
John Masefield's p…oem Beauty is one such poem. Thursday, 2 December Poetry Study Aid: Line 1 celebrates simple joys; line 2 extols metaphorical violence: Laughter is the best medicine. God created the moon and the stars for the happiness of human being.
Here we can see a hint at the significance of universal brotherhood. One should have a sense of humour, of the oddities and absurdities of life.
In the next line, the poet conveys, as the heaven and the star rejoice, so does the earth. The meaning of a poem, in other words, is as much a process that develops through time as it is a static, stable product or object. The poet advises that we should have a constructive outlook in life.
We should live as if we are brothers akin related by blood. The poem has been written in first person narrative Ithereby, making it a purely personal poem shorn of mundane issues.
The sky is bent over us like an inverted cup and is blue in color; hence 'blue cup'. Just like the guests in an inn stay for a short time, we stay for a short time on this earth.
This is not an especially complex or subtle poem, but complexity or subtlety would not be particularly appropriate to a work of this sort, which is clearly directed at a broad readership and is as much a public exhortation as it is a lyric poem. A poem attempts an understanding the purpose of creation.
Ultimately, the ethos or basic outlook of the poem is rooted in Stoicism, the ancient brand of philosophy that argued that one cannot change the immutable facts of So we should be enlivened by God's purposeful creation.
The world becomes better with every song. In the next line, the poet conveys, as the heaven and the star rejoice, so does the earth. God created the world out of joy-the joy that is embodied in the bright stars and the green earth-and it is our duty to share that joy.
He encourages us to enjoy our lives in this world, because the universe is itself an expression of the joy of God. He spent several years aboard this ship and found that he could spend much of his time reading and writing.
The poet advises that we should have a constructive outlook in life. Each instant of our life should be savoured and rejoiced. The fourth and final stanza makes explicit a point that has so far been only implied: Laugh from the depth of your heart and with optimism and be proud to belong to the everlasting and spectacular procession of the human race; a pageant with an impressive display in celebration of life.
Masefield then compares our sojourn on the earth to the life in an inn or a hotel. God has bestowed the universe with the splendid joy of the stars and the earth, we must laugh and drink from the deep blue cup of the sky; derive complete delight we can by observing the sky, the birds, clouds, stars, and so on.
Each instant of our life should be savoured and rejoiced. Humans living today the speaker implies can pass on that proud heritage to their own descendants if they will only adopt the sturdy, optimistic spirit their ancestors have already embraced. The poem also incorporates a number of strong adjectives such as springing, strange, arched, and liveliest, which may be interpreted as the poet's impassionate assertion to his beloved.
The best way to live life is never to surrender to pessimism or despair. The game fills our mind with immense pleasure and thrill. Laugh till the game is played; and be you merry, my friends. Laugh and be Merry John Masefield The poem 'Laugh and be merry' by John Masefield probes the premise of living life to the full.
The poet advises that we should have a constructive outlook in life. Life is brief and it is not to be frittered away in sorrow and despair. Laugh and be merry, remember, better the world with a song, Better the world with a blow in the teeth of a wrong.
Laugh, for the time is brief, a thread the length of a span.
Laugh and be proud to belong to the old proud pageant of man. Laugh and be merry: remember, in olden time. God made Heaven. “Laugh and Be Merry,” by the English poet John Masefield (), celebrates the psychological and practical advantages of optimism, implying that pessimism is pointless and self-defeating.
“Laugh and Be Merry,” by the English poet John Masefield (), celebrates the psychological and practical advantages of optimism, implying that pessimism is pointless and self-defeating.
Laugh and be merry for the world is a much better place with a happy song and to live in a world that is ready to blow in the teeth of wrong. We should be always conscious of the injustice and wrong doings of the world and strive to remedy them so that the world will remain a happy place to live in for all.
“Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he—” Amy cleared a space for me, and we picked up where we had left off. “Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra.Summary of laugh and be merry